The Myth of Hot Weather Watering

When summer heat hits, many worry about watering their lawns when the sun is shining. The idea behind this is that water droplets act as magnifying glasses, focusing the sun’s energy and burning the blades of grass or leaves underneath. However, water cannot cause leaf scorch — meaning it’s time to put the magnifying glass theory to bed. Linda Chalker-Scott, Ph.D., Extension Horticulturist and Associate Professor, Puyallup Research and Extension Center, Washington State University wrote: The Myth of Hot-Weather Watering “Watering plants on a hot…

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